Monday, August 15, 2011

Queens Cutie

I have another Urban Scene to show of today for the Whimsy Stamps & Make it Crafty joint release blog hop! After all, another journal page is so much better to land upon than a colorless paper test. LOL This one was also inspired by many of those on the blog hop and I had to try out some of the new ideas I saw along the way!


The basic inspiration for my project came from Vicky as I was totally intrigued by the way she used the chain link fence and the city skyline sentiment - I loved that and such a brilliant idea! I merged the images together using layers and used gradation to go from the black sentiment down to the white ground. (Which by the way, I discovered the chain link fence can be merged so tightly together which is so smooth!) I figured merging the image might save me from coloring behind the fence... however, I ended up doing that for the sky anyway. C'est la vie!


For my project I used Kenny K's Queens Cutie, Cityscape Saying from Whimsy Stamps and elements from the Urban Street Collection from Make it Crafty. When I color a Kenny K image the first thing I do is Google Annika's blog to look for inspiration and I'm so glad she had this one colored too. I love the brown colors she used but felt in the mood to use other colors - after all, I can't copy her 100% all the time, right?


I colored the bench with inspiration from Zoe and Marlene's projects and I liked how they made it look like a wood bench instead of concrete... and because most city things are green (don't know why) I chose to color a green city bench. ;D Unfortunately by time I got to the boom box I was plum tuckered and just wanted to get it finished - maybe later on I'll color up another one and dimensional it on top of this one to cover it up. That's my tip for the week! ;D

12 comments:

  1. Barbara I don't know where to begin, this is gobsmakingly awesome.....
    I am not worthy of your kind words hun, you really have thrown me here......you begger xxxxx

    Leaving in Awe and in shock...lol xxxx

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  2. Oh Barbara, your scene has such atmosphere, it's wonderful. Vicky had such a brilliant idea with the fence and skyline, and i love how you've taken it up and made this. The both of you are awe-inspiring. CoB

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  3. I too loved Vicky's idea of the skyscrapper sentiment behind the fence and just love how you gradiated the background, think you should also do a tutorial, lol. Another AWESOME page, I don't know where you find the time! You rock girl!
    Hugs Tracy x

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  4. You have officailly raised the coloring and papercrafting bar! Stunning!

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  5. Totally AMAZING!!! Love the graduation of black to white with the sentiment - would have no idea how to do that! And I personally can't see anything wrong with yourboom box - they aren't that exciting to look at IRL - LOL. And the green - I think it's to give the impression of a garden in an urban setting - even though we ALL know it don't work!!! Awesome job yet again!
    xXx

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  6. You just totally rock!! I stole Vicky's idea for the advertisement! ahhaa It was perfect!! You all are such a creative bunch! xxoo

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  7. Great project, your work is stunning.

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  8. WOWWWWWWEEEEEE Barbara, I don't even know what to say.... Holy Smokes... This is beyond A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!

    Truly inspirational, I don't think I could even attempt to create something even remotely as awesome as this is.

    Thanks for Sharing.
    Hugs,
    Lynda

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  9. I love everything about your card, Barbara, thank you again for the inspiration!
    hugs, Alina

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